Peter Rowan Joins Railroad Earth For Old & In The Way Tribute On This Date In 2013

By Andy Kahn Nov 25, 2018 8:23 am PST

In 2013 Railroad Earth celebrated Thanksgiving by hosting their third annual Horn O’ Plenty festival in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Just like they did the past two nights, in 2013 RRE performed a pair of shows at the Sherman Theater, with the second night featuring special guest Peter Rowan.

During the first set of their November 30, 2013 show, Railroad Earth honored renowned bluegrass act Old & In The Way. The New Jersey-based jamgrass act was joined for the entire set by Old & In The Way guitarist Peter Rowan for a re-creation of the 1975 debut Old & In The Way LP, including such favorites as “Pig in a Pen,” “The Hobo Song,” “Panama Red” and “Kissimmee Kid.” Yungchen Lhamo also sat-in on vocals for the set closing “Land Of The Navajo.”

[Midnight Moonlight | Captured by Anita Riley]

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Rowan returned in the second set for takes on “The Cuckoo,” “Cold Rain And Snow” and “Walls Of Time.” The second half also featured the debuts of RRE’s “Chasin’ A Rainbow” and “One More Night On The Road.”

Tapers Keith Litzenberger and Clete Schuler shared their audience recording from Horn O’ Plenty 2013, listen to the full show below:

Setlist (via Hobo Companion)

Set One (A): Pig in a Pen, Panama Red, Old and in the Way, Knockin’ on Your Door, Hobo Song, Panama Red, Wild Horses, Kissimmee Kid, White Dove, Land of the Navajo (B)

Set Two: Bringin’ My Baby Back Home, Old Dangerfield, Carrying Coal To Newcastle -> Mighty River, Fisherman’s Blues, Seven Story Mountain -> Chasin’ a Rainbow (C), The Cuckoo (A), Cold Rain and Snow (A) (B), Walls Of Time (A) (B), One More Night on the Road (C)

Encore: Railroad Earth


  • In the first set, Railroad Earth and Peter Rowan re-created the Old & In The Way album
  • (A) with Peter Rowan on acoustic guitar and vocals
  • (B) with Yungchen Lhamo on vocals
  • (C) First time played, words and music by Todd Sheaffer

[Originally Published: November 25, 2016]

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